Species Details

Meesia uliginosa

broad-nerved hump moss

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Photo of Meesia uliginosa
©2013 Scot Loring
Photo of Meesia uliginosa
© 2006 Chris Wagner
Photo of Meesia uliginosa
©2013 Scot Loring
Scientific Name:
Meesia uliginosa Hedw.
Common Name:
broad-nerved hump moss
Family: Meesiaceae
Element Code: NBMUS4L030
USDA Plants Symbol: MEUL70
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
Other Status: USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: moss
Blooming Period: Jul-Oct
1210 - 2804 meters
3970 - 9200 feet
General Habitat:
  • Bogs and fens
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Subalpine coniferous forest
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat: damp soil
Micro Habitat:
Scattered occurrences in CA, primarily in Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range. Need confirmation of county for Bolander collection (likely from Yosemite NP). Threatened by development, grazing, and hydrological alterations. See Spec. Musc. p. 173 (1801) for original description.
Total Occurrences: 52
Element Occurrence Ranks:
1 8 7 0 0 36
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 10
Recent <=20 Years 42
Presumed Extant 52
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Michigan (MI), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV)?, New York (NY), Oregon (OR), South America (SA), Vermont (VT), Washington (WA), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Butte (BUT), El Dorado (ELD), Fresno (FRE), Lassen (LAS), Modoc (MOD), Nevada (NEV), Plumas (PLU), Riverside (RIV), Shasta (SHA), Sierra (SIE), Siskiyou (SIS), Tehama (TEH), Tulare (TUL)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Belden (4012113), Burney Mtn. West (4012176), Camp Nelson (3611825), Childs Meadows (4012134), City of Mount Shasta (4112233), Davis Creek (4112063), Dewey Gulch (4112273), Dog Valley (3912051), Echo Lake (3812071), Emerald Bay (3812081), Emerson Peak (4112022), Gold Lake (3912066), Grass Lake (4112262), Grays Peak (4012146), Grizzly Valley (3912085), Hobart Mills (3912042), Humboldt Peak (4012124), Humbug Valley (4012123), Independence Lake (3912043), Jonesville (4012114), Mt. Harkness (4012143), Mt. Silliman (3611866), Panther Rock (4112272), Red Cinder (4012142), Rough Spur (3611888), San Jacinto Peak (3311676), Secret Spring Mtn. (4112282), Sierraville (3912053), South Lake Tahoe (3811988), Tehipite Dome (3611887)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
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